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Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-26-13 

In a duel between two top pitching prospects who were drafted back-to-back in the first round of the 2011 draft, the TinCaps edge the Hot Rods 6-5. San Antonio also participated in a pitching duel as starting pitcher Matt Andriese combined with reliever Kevin Quackenbush to shutout the Naturals 1-0. Both Tucson and Lake Elsinore experienced pitching difficulties as both teams were blown out.

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Hitting Prospect of the Day: Gabriel Quintana

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Matt Andriese


Tucson Padres 5, Sacramento River Cats 20

Dean Anna-SS: 1-5, K

Dan Robertson-RF: 0-5, K

Gregorio Petit-3B: 2-5, RBI, K, Run scored

Yasmani Grandal-DH: 1-4, BB

Travis Buck-LF: 2-2, 2b, RBI

Jonathan Galvez-2B: 1-4, 2K, Run scored

Jorge Reyes-SP: 0.2 IP, 6H, 8R, 8ER, 3BB, K, HR Allowed

Eddie Bonine-RP: 4.1 IP, 13H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, HR Allowed

Notes: This game was over before it started as the River Cats scored 10 runs in the first inning alone. Ex-Padre Andy Parrino collected 4 hits for the River Cats and drove in 3 runs. Jonathan Galvez is riding a 7 game hitting streak and has seen his average increase to .294.


San Antonio Missions 1, NW Arkansas Naturals 0

Reymond Fuentes-RF: 1-3, K

Rico Noel-CF: 1-2, RBI, BB

Kalian Sams-LF: 0-2, BB, K

Jake Blackwood-3B: 1-3

Johan Limonta-1B: 2-3, 2b, K

Jeudy Valdez-SS: 1-2, 2b, Run scored

Matt Andriese-SP: 6.0 IP, 4H, 0ER, BB, 5K (W, 6-1)

Kevin Quackenbush-RP: 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 2K (S, 9)

Notes: Matt Andriese has quietly been one of the most effective if not the most effective starting pitcher in the Padres’ farm system. Andriese has allowed more than 3 earned runs in just 1 of his 10 starts. His ERA is 2.25 over 52 innings pitched. Similarly, Quackenbush has been the most effective reliever in the Padres’ farm system this year. Quackenbush has not allowed a single earned run over his last 10 appearances and his ERA is an unbelievable 0.39 after 23 innings pitched. He has allowed just 9 hits in that span and opponents are hitting .115 off of him.


Lake Elsinore Storm 5, Modesto Nuts 11

Travis Jankowski-CF: 1-5, K, 2 Runs scored

Cory Spangenberg-2B: 2-4, BB, 2K, Run scored

Yeison Asencio-DH: 2-5, 2b, 3RBI, Run scored

Robert Kral-C: 2-5, 2b

Jace Peterson-SS: 2-5, RBI

Luis Domoromo-RF: 0-3, BB, K

Brandon Alger-SP: 5.2 IP, 6H, 4ER, 2BB, 6K, HR Allowed (L, 0-6)

Notes: After going hitless his last 2 games, Jace Peterson collected 2 hits and drove in a run. His average is just .258 with Lake Elsinore after posting a .286 average with Fort Wayne last year. Cory Spangenberg also collected 2 hits and raised his average to .296, an improvement from the .271 mark he posted with Lake Elsinore a year ago. In 2012, Spangenberg collected just 21 extra-base hits. So far in 2013, Spangenberg owns 20 extra-base hits in 200 less AB’s.


Fort Wayne TinCaps 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 5

Mallex Smith-DH: 1-4, 2K, Run scored

Alberth Martinez-LF: 1-2, K, 2 Runs scored

Maxx Tissenbaum-2B: 2-4, HR(2), 2RBI, 2 Runs scored

Gabriel Quintana-3B: 1-4, HR(5), 3RBI, Run scored

Luis Tejada-1B: 1-4, 2b, K

Brian Adams-CF: 0-3, BB, 2K

Joe Ross-SP: 6.0 IP, 9H, 4ER, 0BB, 4K, HR Allowed

Michael Kelly-RP: 1.0 IP, H, ER, 3BB, 0K (W, 1-0)

Notes: Top prospect Joe Ross and the TinCaps faced off against top prospect Taylor Guerrieri and the Hot Rods. Both pitchers tossed 6 innings and allowed 4 runs. However, the TinCaps bullpen, led by Michael Kelly, proved to be stronger in this game as Fort Wayne edged out the Hot Rods 6-5. Kelly allowed his first run of the season, but considering that he issued 3 walks, it’s remarkable he didn’t allow more.

Joe Ross owns a 3.40 ERA over 47.2 innings pitched while Michael Kelly owns a 1.50 ERA over 6 innings pitched.



About the author: Alex Bartlett

Three weeks after I was born, Padre legend Tony Gwynn visited my hospital and handed out teddy bears to all the newborn children, including me. I have been a Padre fan ever since. Whether SD is in the midst of an exciting playoff run, or an uneventful off-season, I love following them and I love writing about them.